André Branch is the Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America at The Estée Lauder Companies in New York. He joined the company in March 2020 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives - North America, and has driven key regional priorities, including expanding strategic partnerships and identifying new growth and business opportunities to broaden consumer reach through the rapidly transforming retail landscape. Additionally, André plays a strategic role in advancing the Company’s racial equity commitments in North America, working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure the brands’ end-to-end creative processes authentically reflect diverse consumers and represent the needs of Black communities. He is also a member the North America Region Inclusion and Diversity Taskforce.
André brings more than 20 years of executive, marketing and general management leadership experience across various industries, including Luxury Beauty, Consumer Packaged Goods, Luxury Spirits and Private Equity, and holds an impressive track record leading a wide range of iconic beauty and consumer product brands. Prior to joining The Estée Lauder Companies, he served as Senior Vice President, E-Commerce and Digital Operation at L’Oréal USA where he led corporate Online and digital strategy with a focus on e-retail, pure players and Direct-to-Consumer.
André started his career with Deloitte & Touche and after receiving his MBA from the University of Michigan, he held roles of increasing seniority at Kraft Foods, Diageo, L’Oréal and The Nature’s Bounty Company. Additionally, André has been a longstanding partner and since 2016, a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a nonprofit that opens channels of opportunity and development for Black executives to positively impact business and society.
Chris Good, Group President, North America stated, “André is a visionary brand-builder whose diverse global and U.S experience, deep knowledge of online and brick & mortar, and expertise in consumer engagement ideally position him to accelerate M·A·C’s strategic priorities and optimize its growth in North America.”